Sunday, November 22, 2009

Pec Minor Stretch, Joey Style.



This is my idea of a pec minor stretch. In front of the edge of a wall, in a right stride stance, do a RUE L45 reach @ thigh height. From there do a thumb down R120 reach @ shoulder height. As you do the reach, attempt to tap the R AC joint to the wall the best you can. Hold for 2 seconds @ return to the starting position for 3 sets of 10.
The right stride stance will block rib rotation so that the origin of the pec minor is being lengthened in all 3 planes. The AC joint tap on the wall requires the lower traps to glide the scap caudally. The pronated hand reach shortens the pec major, lengthening the insertion of the pec minor in all 3 planes.
Any thoughts?

3 comments:

Brian said...

the right stride stance to block rib rotation...that must also mean blocking some rotation through the spine/trunk...? Interesting concept that could be applied to loads of other patients with not just upperextremity/spine problems....

JH said...

Great stuff joe!!

sal m said...

Not only do I feel this in the pec, I feel it in my rhomboids, the SITS and in my hip on the stride stance side.